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Kiamichi Country, Oklahoma

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Tuskahoma, Bokchito, Kiamichi, Little River and Moon. Even the map reads like poetry in Southern Oklahoma, a timeless world where the gentle Ouachita mountains are shaded blue and rivers run wild. The name Ouachita comes from the Choctaw words Owa chito which means "big hunt" -- a tribute to the abundance of wildlife that still holds true. Deer, owls, raccoons, bobcats, red and gray fox and a hundred species of birds still flourish in the pristine wilderness; flying squirrels skitter along the treetops and black bears lumber out in spring to sun themselves on rocks. When the federal government relocated the Choctaw tribe to Indian Territory in the 1830s, Chief Pushmataha declared: "We have acquired from the U.S. here the best remaining territory west of the Mississippi." The natural barriers of the Winding Stair Mountains, the southern Kiamichis, the Jack Fork and San Bois Mountains created a remote world in southeastern Oklahoma, green and deep as the inside of an emerald. Moss beards the cypress trees that grow on the banks of the Mountain Fork River in Beavers Bend Resort Park and pine needles carpet the forest floor.

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Robber's Cave

Once the home of prehistoric tribal groups, the area later became the hunting ground for Caddo and Osage Indians who then traded with the French fur trappers that began making their way through the area. Outlaw legends began to grow around a robbers'

, OK Natural Attractions

Haskell County Museum

The Haskell County Museum displays historical facts in the American Legion Hut, built in 1921

Stigler, OK Museums

Cedar Lake National Recreation Center

Enhanced by nature's picturesque mountains and stately forests, this peaceful 90

Heavener, OK Recreation

"Circus City USA"

To circus fans Hugo, Oklahoma is known as "Circus City USA" because it is winter quarters for three of America's largest Circuses: Carson & Barnes, Kelly-Miller & Culpepper-Merryweather. Hugo's Mount Olivet Cemetery is internationally famous for its Showman'

Hugo, OK Animal Parks

Pete's Place

Pete's Place has built a national reputation for itself and Krebs, Oklahoma, and has been featured in numerous publications, newspapers, and magazines. It is the gathering place for many notable people and most who visit can't wait to return and tell others about the experience. Pete'

Krebs, OK Historic Sites

Antlers Tornado

On April 12 , 1945, at 5:20 pm, a tornado first touched down southwest of town near the Hall communtiy. At 5:45

Antlers, OK Monuments

Goodland Academy - Presbyterian Children's Home

The oldest continuously operated Christian children's home in America, Goodland is located two miles south of Hugo. Operated by the Presbyterian Church, the home continues to enrich the lives of young men who are residents of the school. The Church building served for 42

Hugo, OK Historic Schoolhouses

Beavers Bend Resort Lodge

40 rooms each with a million-dollar view, sits high above Broken Bow Lake

, OK Resorts

Red Slough Wetland Reserve Project

This premier birdwatching and waterfowl hunting area has sighted more than 270 bird species, including many that are rare to Oklahoma and not found elsewhere in the state. Birders have likened this area to the Gulf Coast habitats of Louisiana and Florida. The 5,814

Idabel, OK Wildlife Preserves

Oklahoma Prison Historical Museum

The Oklahoma Prison Historical Museum is the state's only museum detailing the history of Oklahoma's prison system. Exhibits include an actual ball and chain, "Ol Sparky," Oklahoma's electric chair, items owned by prisoners, and numerous historical photos.

McAlester, OK Museums

Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Hugo's Mount Olivet Cemetery is internationally famous for its Showman's Rest section which includes a special section of Circus Tents and Animals as monuments to the men and women who spent their lives entertaining American children and families as Circus performers.

Hugo, OK Cemeteries

Carlton Lake

Located in Robber's Cave State Park, facilities include boat ramp, campsites, picnic area, grills, restrooms, playground, group shelter, drinking water & concessions, nature trail & paddle boats, canoes, and yakanoes. Shoreline length: 2

Wilburton, OK Recreation

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